Testimonials & Accomplishments


For more than 40 years, leading conservationists and decision-makers have turned to the NatureServe Network as the most reliable source for biodiversity data and expertise.

Awards and Recognition

  • Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award - 2016
  • Recepient of CIO 100 Award - 2016
  • Honoree for Climate Adaptation Leadership for Natural Resources - 2016
  • Winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions - 2014
  • Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.org - 2017
  • U.S. Department of Interior Partners in Conservation Award, for Bruce Young's role in writing "Scanning the Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Index" - 2011
  • U.S. Department of Interior Partners in Conservation Award, for collaboration in the "Seeds of Success" partnership - 2010
  • Recognition by The Heinz Center for Contributions to the State of the Nation's Ecosystems - 2008
  • Wildlife Stewardship Award of the American Forest and Paper Association  - 2003

Some of our Accomplishments

  • Produced the first standardized maps of ecosystems in the Americas.
  • Documented more than 1 million mapped locations for at-risk species.
  • More than three quarters of conservation assessments in the United States start with data from NatureServe.
  • Provide data and expertise to millions of users by fulfilling more than 6 million individual information requests annually.
  • Put critical information in the hands of resource managers and decision-makers with tools like NatureServe Vista, NatureServe Surveyor, and LandScope America.
  • Developing sound methodologies for ecological assessments, including the likely impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems, and places like wildlife refuges and parks.
  • Offering data-system services that make biodiversity conservation more efficient from federal agencies to local communities in the U.S., Canada, and Central and South America.